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Permaculture Fruit Forest

Permaculture is the growth of agricultural ecosystems in a self-sufficient and sustainable way. This form of agriculture is inspired from nature to develop synergetic farming systems based on plant diversity, resilience, natural productivity, and sustainability.

A Fruit forest resembles the diversity of a natural forest where a variety of plants grow together as an ecosystem. Plants complement each other, increase biodiversity and ensure healthy soil while providing  fruits to humans.

In permaculture theory a food forest has seven layers: canopy layer (large fruit trees), understorey (smaller nut and fruit trees), shrubs (berries and large perennials), herbaceous (herbs and plants), rhizosphere (root crops), groundcover (clover and strawberries) and vines (climbing beans, peas etc.).

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